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Welcome to the Career Exploration Community!

Many students are uncertain about their career interests upon entering college, so the exploration process is an essential part of the career development process. There are a variety of ways to explore career options. Below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Take a career assessment with an advisor.

  • Conduct online research about different career paths using websites such as O*NET Online or the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

  • Review internship and job descriptions in Handshake.

  • Talk to people who work in your fields of interest by conducting informational interviews.

  • Shadow someone for a day to learn more about a particular type of work.

  • Do an internship in a field of interest.

Use the tools and resources on this page to get started. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake for personalized guidance on the career exploration process.

To explore possibilities navigate through the career communities to view sample job titles and employers that might spark your interest to learn more!

Interviewers Are Looking for Emotional Intelligence—So Be Prepared for These Questions

One of the most valuable traits employers are looking for right now can’t be found on a resume, at least not explicitly. It’s not something you can fake in an interview, or convince your prospective boss that you have without …

By Alexandra Frost - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Big Post-Covid Interview Question and How to Answer It

For many people, the past year has been among the most difficult of their lives. But for others, including branding and marketing expert Vince Thompson, it’s been the exact opposite.

“This has been the greatest year of my life,” says Thompson, the …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Seniors, First Destination Survey!

Seniors,

With the semester winding down and your next adventure beginning soon, the Center for Career & Professional Development at RWU wants to remind you we are here to help!

Resume help, email resumes@g.rwu.edu for feedback or review on your documents
By Mary Santoro (She/Hers/Her)
Mary Santoro (She/Hers/Her) Career Advisor Mary Santoro (She/Hers/Her)
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4 Interview Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Not getting the job offer after an interview is something we’ve all likely experienced. And often, we falsely believe we didn’t get the offer because the employer didn’t think we were qualified. However, the fact that we were selected to interview is …

By Natasha Shetty - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Following Up on an Application Without Sounding Desperate

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Sometimes the most difficult time during the job application process is waiting to hear back once you have submitted your application. This period can take weeks, and it is difficult to know how to best handle the wait. Many …

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Sample Job & Internship Search Tracking Spreadsheet

Use the resource below to track your efforts in your job & internship search or build your own using the …

BuzzFile

BuzzFile is the most advanced company information database with advanced search and productivity tools that enable users to locate the …

Interest Profiler

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world …

Handshake

Explore a variety of jobs and internships on Handshake!

Resume Guide

Use the resume guide for tips on structure, content, and ways to elevate your professional document.

LinkedIn Profile and Tips

Since its creation in May 2003, LinkedIn has changed the shape of recruiting. According to a 2015 study, 95% of …

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